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Published: 3rd May 2023

SIAS to introduce Online Assessment Platform! 

We’re delighted to announce that we will be introducing an Online Assessment Platform in 2023...
We’re delighted to announce that we will be introducing an Online Assessment Platform in 2023 as another exciting new development at SIAS to support our rapid growth and continued success.
After a rigorous tender process, we have selected ‘Question Mark’ as our supplier partner, and we are now working closely with them on the implementation plan.

This best in market testing platform will support knowledge-based assessment components for many of the standards we currently assess and will only serve to further enhance the EPA experience for our partners, and importantly apprentices themselves.

Steve Smith, Managing Director said: “As our business continues to evolve and grow with pace, the Question Mark online assessment platform will further enhance the EPA experience for our learners and our valued provider and employer partners – ultimately making the process smoother, stronger, and more agile.

“The platform will enable us to move beyond our current approach of paper-based knowledge tests and scenario case study assessments – to a more modern, digital solution, that will create a more flexible experience for all. We were particularly impressed by Question Mark and their use of in-built AI based proctoring to build a level of robustness which supports both the end-user experience and compliance.
“We are continuing to invest heavily across SIAS to ensure we set the benchmark around what the very best EPA should be, as we continue to put partnerships and delivering real value at the heart of our journey to become a truly market leading 21st century assessment organisation.”

The testing platform will be introduced in a phased approach, with full support and guidance for our partners provided by SIAS throughout – we will as always be making sure the transition is seamless for our customers and for Apprentices, and we are excited about the extra positive impact and value this will deliver.

We are aiming to start the roll out in June of this year.  Look out for more details coming soon!

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